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Family
Programs
December 2012
 
Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection
     
HOLIDAY PROGRAMS
All Aboard: Historic Trains & Toys Weekend
Dec 15-16, 1 pm


WWII & NYC FAMILY PROGRAMS
December School Vacation Week
Dec 27 - Jan 1


SPANISH LANGUAGE PROGRAM
Hablemos de la Historia y del Arte
Dec 8, 2 pm


THE BARBARA K. LIPMAN CHILDREN'S HISTORY LIBRARY
SUNDAY STORY HOUR

Hanukkah
December 9, 11:30 am
Colonial Tea Party
December 16, 11:30 am
St. Nicholas Visits for Christmas
December 23, 11:30 am
New Year in New York City
December 30, 11:30 am
     
EXHIBITION PROGRAMMING FOR FAMILIES All Aboard! Historic Trains and Toys Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, Dec 15-16
Celebrate the season by seeing the exhibition Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection and joining Conductor Bob for a fun-filled afternoon of train stories, silly games, scavenger hunts and art-making! Free with Museum Admission. Ages 2-6.

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SPECIAL EVENTS WWII & NYC: December School Vacation Week
Thursday, December 27 to Sunday, December 30 and Tuesday, January 1, 10am to 5pm
School Vacation Week See 1940s New York City through the eyes of kids! Experience WWII & NYC with gallery hunts and special kids' activities each day at 2pm including Code Breakers! (12/27) to learn and practice wartime code making techniques; Plane Spotting Bingo (12/28 & 1/1) to identify different airplanes; and Dance Your Bobby Socks Off! (12/29-30), with classic Jitterbug and Lindy hop lessons! Ages 8 and up.

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SPANISH LANGUAGE PROGRAM Hablemos de la Historia y del Arte: El Nueva York de ayer y hoy
Learning Lab Look, imagine, draw, and create — in Spanish! Spanish-speaking or Spanish-learning families explore history through art making in this educator-led gallery and studio program. Educator Rosa Tejada leads a new program each month that invites families to participate in an enriching, hands-on learning experience by leading children and adults through conversations in the galleries and art making in the studio. Ages 7 and up.

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SCAVENGER HUNTS Can You Spot It?
Ongoing Programs Daily scavenger hunts for families reveal the magnificent details of train scenes in Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection, an exhibition featuring a wide array of nineteenth century model trains, train stations and sheds, bridges and tunnels, carousels, Ferris wheels and figurines. Ages 4 and up.

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THE BARBARA K. LIPMAN CHILDREN'S HISTORY LIBRARY Sunday Story Hour: Sundays at 11:30 am
Sunday Story Hour From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great. Every Sunday at 11:30 am. Free with museum admission or family membership. Ages 3-7.

Dec 9: Hanukkah >
Dec 16: Colonial Tea Party >
Dec 23: St. Nicholas Visits for Christmas >
Dec 30: New Year in NYC >
FAMILY PROGRAMS Ongoing Programming for Families to Enjoy History Together!
Ongoing Programs Little New-Yorkers
Every Tuesday and Friday at 3:30 pm
New stories and fun crafts. Ages 3-5.

Cross-Stitch Circle
Every Thursday at 3:30 pm
Beginners and seasoned stitches welcome. Ages 7 and up.

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SUPPORT

Enjoy Great Benefits with a Family Membership

Family/Grandparents Membership Perfect for Grandparents! A family membership is a great opportunity for different generations to learn, share and experience history and art together.

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OFFER FROM A FRIEND

All-New Show! 35th Anniversary Season! Big Apple Circus

Big Apple Circus Big Apple Circus presents Legendarium: A Journey into Circus Past. See it through January 13, 2013 under the Big Top at Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center (62nd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues). Tickets start at $25 and are available at tickets.bigapplecircus.org or by calling (888) 541-3750. No seat is more than 50 feet from the Globe's Most Spectacular Circus Performers!

Special for New-York Historical Society members: Use promo code SAVE for 25% off on individual tickets for select dates and performances.
SAVE THE DATE! Passport Through American History: Family Benefit Party
Save the date of Saturday, January 26, 2013 and join us for our first ever family party! Kids will be inspired and challenged at activity booths with themes ranging from early New Amsterdam history to the World War II era. By tasting food from New Amsterdam, discovering what a Civil War encampment looks like, and dressing up as a Newsie,children of all ages will collect passport stamps as they experience history first-hand.

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Visitor Information
ADDRESS

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th St)
New York, NY 10024

Phone (212) 873-3400
TTY (212) 873-7489

MUSEUM / STORE HOURS

Tuesday-Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday: 10am - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm

Closed Tuesday, December 25

RENTALS

Hold your next children's event at the DiMenna Children's History Museum! Perfect for birthday parties, please call (212) 873-3466 or e-mail for more info.

Birthday Parties
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